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Spanish Jews call on university to cancel pro-BDS course that encourages antisemitism

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE) has asked the rector of the Public University of Navarra to cancel a pro-BDS online course on the grounds that it will encourage antisemitism.

Excavations at historic Cordoba synagogue near completion

After 11 years, archaeological excavations at a site directly adjacent to the historic medieval synagogue in Cordoba, Spain should be completed next month.

Spanish Jewish community thanks government for endorsing IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE), the country's EJC affiliate, has thanked the Spanish government for confirming it endorses the IHRA definition of antisemitism.

FCJE president Isaac Benzaquén attends state ceremony in memory of Covid-19 victims

The President of the Federation of Jewish communities of Spain (FCJE), Isaac Benzaquén, attended the State ceremony in memory of the victims of the Covid-19 at the Royal Palace of Madrid on July 16, 2020.

‘Spanish Schindler,’ who saved over 5,000 Jews during WWII, given online tribute

Angel Sanz Briz, a Spanish diplomat who reportedly saved over 5,000 Jews from Nazi persecution in Hungary, was given an online tribute 40 years after his death.

Spanish Jews congratulate Balearic Parliament for comprehensive resolution against antisemitism

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE) has commended the Parliament of the Balearic Islands for adopting a resolution in committee condemning antisemitism in all its forms, including boycotts of the State of Israel.

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